Education & Training:
MD, Seoul National University , Seoul, South Korea (1989-1994)
Residency and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine, Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh PA (1998-2002)
Fellowship in Rheumatology, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX (2002-2004)
Dr. Han is interested in 1. Studying biomarkers to assess autoimmune, rheumatic diseases including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and dermatomyositis (DM), 2. Developing new treatment options for inflammatory conditions refractory to current standard therapy. He is involved in designing and implementing clinical trials which could address clinically relevant questions in rheumatology.
Han BK, Kim W, Niu J, Basnyat S, Barshay V, Gaughan JP, Williams C, Kolasinski SL, Felson DT. Association of Chondrocalcinosis in Knee Joints With Pain and Synovitis: Data From the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Nov;69(11):1651-1658.
Han BK, Kuzin I, Gaughan JP, Olsen NJ, Bottaro A. Baseline CXCL10 and CXCL13 levels are Predictive biomarkers for Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitor therapy in Patients with moderate to severe Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Pilot, Prospective Study. Arthritis Res Ther. 2016 Apr 22;18(1):93.
Han BK, Olsen NJ, Bottaro A. The CD27-CD70 pathway and Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Disease. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2016 Feb;45(4):496-501
Becker A, Dao K, Han BK, Kornu R, Lakhanpal S, Mobley A, Li Q, Lian Y, Wu T, Reimold A, Olsen N, Karp D, Chowdhury F, Farrar J, Satterthwaite A, Mohan C, Lipsky P, Wakeland E, Davis L. SLE Peripheral Blood B Cell, T Cell and Myeloid Cell Transcriptomes Display Unique Profiles and Each Subset Contributes to the Interferon Signature. PLoS ONE. 2013; 8(6): e67003
Han BK, Bhatia R, Traisak P, Milcarek B, Hunter K, Schorr C, Eid H, Feinstein D, Cronin P, Kolasinski SL. Clinical Presentations and Outcomes of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients with Infection admitted to Intensive Care Unit. Lupus. 2013;22(7):690-6
Bennett R, Friend R, Jones K, Ward R, Han BK, Ross R. Revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQR): Validation and Properties. Arthritis Res Ther. 2009; 11(4):R120
Han BK, White A, Dao K, Karp D, Wakeland E, Davis L. Increased Prevalence of Activated CD70+CD4+ T Cells in the Periphery of Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Lupus. 2005; 14(8): 598-606